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The Imageomics Institute is hiring two new full-time positions to provide technical support for key NSF grant and sub-grant activities. The Research Data Manager and Technology Coordinator will provide broad technical and software support for data products and related key NSF grant and sub-grant...
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illustration of bird guide laid over background of countless photographs

Images as the source of information about life

Biologists must analyze traits in order to understand the significance of patterns in the two billion-year evolutionary history of life and to predict future effects of environmental change or genetic manipulation. Images are by far the most abundant source of documentation of life on the planet—but traits of organisms cannot be readily extracted from them.

The question: How do we take hundreds of thousands of images and use them to answer fundamental biological questions about ecology and evolution? At the very least, how do we extract traits, such as the example of a bird guide?

The answer: We make traits computable. Biology meets machine learning and vice versa.

Introducing imageomics (NSF OAC-2118240)